How to Fill Bank Preferences In IBPS Clerk Application Form 2020

IBPS Clerk Bank Preference: This is one of the most important information which a candidate must be aware when filling the application form. Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection conducts exam for Clerical Cadre and this year it has scheduled for 5th, 12th, and 13th December 2020. As the number of vacancies this time is very low; just 1557, so it becomes quite important to fill the bank preference accurately and wisely. Read the article to know how to fill the bank preference in your application form without any confusion.

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Participating Banks & Vacancies

Check the participating Public Sector Banks and the number of vacancies released by the bank. $ major banks, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and Indian Bank have not yet annoucned their vacancies. Stay connected with us and we will update you if any other notification for vacancies arrieves.

Sno Participating Banks No. of Vacancies
1 Bank of Baroda NR
2 Bank of India 663
3 Bank of Maharashtra 200
4 Canara Bank NR
5 Central Bank of India Nil
6 Indian Bank NR
7 Indian Overseas Bank Nil
8 Punjab National Bank NR
9 Punjab & Sind Bank 224
10 UCO Bank 470
11 Union Bank of India Nil
Total 1557

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How to fill Bank Preference?

Read out the below mentioned suggestions that you could follow while making your choice for the bank. Do prioritise with the thought that what the job is expecting and how you long can manage. As the IBPS Clerk 2020 is conducted for each state; therefore candidates can choose the state of their own choice, only if you are proficient with the local language.

  1. Give the first priority to the bank whose headquarters are near to your hometown or your state.
  2. You can also prefer the bank according to their number of branches.
  3. In case of female candidate; preference should be given to the bank who has maximum branches in your state as most of the females want posting in their hometown.
  4. Do not skip the point of number of vacancies released by the bank. Do choose the bank which has higher number of vacancy in your town or state.

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Location of the Head Quarters

Know the location and headquartes of the participating banks; this would help you in bank preference. Below is the list of all banks and the location of their headquarters.

Headquarter  Banks
Mumbai Central Bank of India, Bank of India, Union Bank of India
Delhi Punjab & Sind Bank, Punjab National Bank
Kolkatta UCO Bank
Chennai Indian Overseas Bank and Indian Bank
Pune Bank of Maharashtra
Bangalore Canara Bank
Vadodara Bank of Baroda

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Information about Participating Banks

The below table depicts some of the important information about the banks that are participating in the IBPS Clerk recruitment 2020. This information might help you in your bank preference option.

Bank Name Total Branches  Other Important Informations
Bank of Baroda 9798 101 branches are outside India. Majorly operated in Northern and Central part of India
Bank of India 5000+ Zonal offices- 55 and Offices outside India-60. The maximum branches of this bank is in west part of India
Bank of Maharashtra 1900 The maximum branches of this bank are in Maharashtra
Canara Bank 6639+ Internation Offices in 10 countries. Majorly operated in South and West India
Central Bank of India 4659 Zonal offices in India- 10. This bank if majorly operated in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and UP. Foreign offices are in Hongkong & Nairobi
Indian Bank 6062 This bank is majorly operated in Southern India and it has international offices in Colombo, Singapore & Sri Lanka
Indian Overseas Bank 3259 Zonal offices- 7 and more than 1100 branches are in Tamil Nadu only. Foreign offices are in 5 countries
Punjab National Bank 11000 Majorly operated in North India
Punjab & Sind Bank 1518+ Branches in Punjab itself- 620. This bank is majorly operated in North India
UCO Bank 3000+ Foreign offices are in Singapore and Hongkong. Maximum number of branches are in West Bengal & Uttar Pradesh
Union Bank of India 4200+ Majorly operated in Maharashtra & UP. Foreign offices in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Hongkong, Sydney

Be wise while choosing the bank for your preference. Hope the above article gives you some help to you for choosing the bank.

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